Bloomberg is reporting that Kodak has won in an initial ruling from the U.S. International Trade Commission that shot down Apple’s countersuit that claimed Kodak had infringed upon two of the company’s patents. Apple filed this suit in response to Kodak’s initial suit which claimed Apple, and Research in Motion (RIM), had violated patents held […]
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Apple’s Countersuit Against Kodak Fails in Court

kodakextColor_210.jpgBloomberg is reporting that Kodak has won in an initial ruling from the U.S. International Trade Commission that shot down Apple’s countersuit that claimed Kodak had infringed upon two of the company’s patents. Apple filed this suit in response to Kodak’s initial suit which claimed Apple, and Research in Motion (RIM), had violated patents held by Kodak.

As recently as January, a determination was handed down in favor of Apple and RIM, but another ITC panel decided to give the case a second look. If you haven’t been keeping up, or if you’re like me, and have slept since the case was originally filed, Kodak is digging for as much as $1 billion in licensing fees from Apple and Kodak for infringing on their patents.

So to be clear, Apple’s countersuit, in which they filed to have some sort of leverage against Kodak, was struck down. Kodak’s original lawsuit was at first struck down, but is currently being reexamined. There is no guarantee that Kodak can win.

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